Mastering Modern World History


Author: Norman Lowe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137277238
Category: History
Page: 720
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The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and MA26 students taking courses in Modern World History and for undergraduates in History and International Relations. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use. The general reader who wishes to find out how the world got into its present state will also find the book useful. Key features of the fifth edition: • A new chapter on Latin America and its changing relationship with the USA • New sections on the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, and the European Union in crisis • New material on the changing face of communism in China; USA: Bush to Obama; Russia under Putin and Medvedev; the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis and the 'war against terrorism' Content includes: • A survey of international relations and war from 1900 to 2012 • Europe and its history - the rise and fall of fascism and communism • International affairs of the major superpowers - USA, Russia/USSR and China • International conflict -The Holocaust, 9/11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein • Decolonization and subsequent events in Africa, and the rise of political Islam • Global problems - climate change, economic crises, the population 'explosion' • Mention of disagreements and controversies among historians, as well as new interpretations and discoveries Norman Lowe has had many years' experience of teaching History at all levels, and for 25 years was Head of History at Nelson and Colne MA26 in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History. Fully updated companion website with examples of document questions for each chapter www.palgrave.com/masterseries/Lowe

Mastering Modern German History 1864-1990


Author: John Traynor
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780333987100
Category: History
Page: 400
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Mastering Modern German History 1864-1990 addresses the key political, social and economic developments in German history from 1864, to unification, through to the collapse of the Berlin Wall and re-unification. Completely accessible and written in an engaging and lucid style, this text provides students with an in-depth look at Germany and its complex past.

Mastering Modern United States History


Author: John Traynor
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780230372245
Category: History
Page: 469
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Now in its second edition, this engaging text introduces readers to all the key developments in American history between 1900 and 2000. Combining factual coverage with an analysis of professional historians’ most recent interpretations of major domestic and foreign affairs, it fully explores dramatic events such as the Wall Street Crash, Pearl Harbor, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Watergate Scandal. Chapters are enriched by presidential profiles and supported by stimulating source material and exam-style questions to reinforce learning. This text will be essential reading for students undertaking courses in American History at college, foundation and undergraduate level. It is also the ideal companion for anyone with a general interest in the American history of the twentieth century.

Mastering English Literature


Author: Richard Gill
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137260955
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 560
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The third edition of this leading text provides a comprehensive guide to literary study. Emphasis has been placed on contextualizing literature and this updated version takes these changes into account by incorporating more material on historical and cultural contexts as well as in-depth discussions on novels, drama and poetry.

Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini

Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century
Author: Bruce F. Pauley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111876594X
Category: History
Page: 325
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The fourth edition of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini: Totalitarianism in the Twentieth Century presents an innovative comparison of the origins, development, and demise of the three forms of totalitarianism that emerged in twentieth-century Europe. Represents the only book that systematically compares all three infamous dictators of the twentieth century Provides the latest scholarship on the wartime goals of Hitler and Stalin as well as new information on the disintegration of the Soviet empire Compares the early lives of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini, their ideologies, rise to and consolidation of power, and the organization and workings of their dictatorships Features topics organized by themes rather than strictly chronologically Includes a wealth of visual material to support the text, as well as a thorough Bibliographical Essay compiled by the author

Mastering Philosophy


Author: Anthony Harrison-Barbet
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349209163
Category: Philosophy
Page: 427
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Mastering World Religions


Author: Ray Colledge
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349143294
Category: Bible
Page: 304
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In one book, all the essential information to learn about six of the main religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. * A complete, self-contained, well illustrated course for individual study or classroom use * Help for students to pass exams - suitable for GCSE and as an introduction to A-Level * Ideal general reading for anyone who wants to understand the basic beliefs and practices of the religions featured * Ideal for liberal and general studies courses, and for multicultural education * Includes material on items of human interest to help enthuse and inspire the reader.

CHURCHILL

A Study in Greatness
Author: Geoffrey Best
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781852852535
Category: History
Page: 370
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"We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness. "We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness.

Mastering Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management


Author: Tim Jackson,David Shaw
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230365159
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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The first academic textbook covering European retail fashion buying and merchandising. It provides a unique insight into best practice across the fashion industry.

Winston Churchill

Politics, Strategy and Statecraft
Author: Richard Toye
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474263860
Category: History
Page: 248
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Winston Churchill is a renowned historical figure, whose remarkable political and military career continues to enthral. This book consists of short, highly readable chapters on key aspects of Churchill's career. Written by leading experts, the chapters draw on documents from Churchill's extensive personal papers as well as cutting–edge scholarship. Ranging from Churchill's youthful statesmanship to the period of the Cold War, the volume considers his military strategy during both World Wars as well as dealing with the social, political and economic issues that helped define the Churchillian era. Suitable for those coming to Churchill for the first time, as well as providing new insights for those already familiar with his life, this is a sparkling collection of essays that provides an enlightening history of Churchill and his era.

Mastering Economic and Social History


Author: W.D. Taylor
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780333368046
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 723
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A concise, up-to-date introductory text for first examinations, covering the period from 1750 to the present day. The book includes a wide selection of source material in keeping with the current trends in history teaching.

Mastering Public Relations


Author: Anthony Davis
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113723394X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Mastering Public Relations takes a strategic management approach to exploring this complex and critical dimension of management and planning. This wide-ranging, detailed and highly readable insight into public relations includes multiple case studies and examples to provide a well-balanced interpretation of both theory and practice.

F.K.O


Author: S.M. Frendo
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304756106
Category: Fiction
Page: 284
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This is not just a proper analysis of the Marxist sentiments that have been popularly going around the internet lately, it is also about humanity and morality and what ideas and sentiments are actually to the detriment of our species, and the distinction between them and the ones that are actually of great benefit. And in a nutshell: About how materialism is the decay of society, and how masochism is the struggle of humanity.

Mastering Modern British History


Author: Norman Lowe
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137603887
Category: History
Page: 636
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The new edition of this best-selling text includes a new section on the final years of the Labour government after Blair's resignation and a new chapter on the subsequent Coalition and Conservative governments. It is the ideal companion for students taking a first-level course in modern British History, as well as for undergraduates in History.

A History of the United States


Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137573554
Category: History
Page: 299
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This succinct account of the United States’ history gives a clear, introductory overview of the nation from European settlement in 1492 through colonial times, the Revolution, Western expansion, slavery, the Civil War and the wars of the 20th century. The study of each era incorporates social, cultural, economic, religious and political history, giving an insight into the many facets of American life. Fully revised throughout, this new edition features fresh material on technological change, sport, and themes of prosperity, consumerism and leisure. The chapter on contemporary America has been thoroughly updated to include current issues, such as Black Lives Matter, the legalisation of gay marriage and the 2016 Presidential Election. Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the evolution of this remarkable nation, A History of the United States provides a foundation for the study of American society from its inception right up to the present day.

Flagship History - Italy 1815-1943


Author: Derrick Murphy,Terry Morris
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007268696
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 136
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This new title offers factual and interpretive material from the Vienna Settlement to the fall of Mussolini. Includes historical interpretations, document source questions, explanation of difficult words and concepts, a study skills section for exam preparation and a companion website with visuals to support learning.

A History of Poland


Author: Anita J. Prazmowska
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230344127
Category: History
Page: 264
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Anita Prazmowska provides a wide-ranging survey of Poland's history; from early settlements, through the establishment of the Kingdom of Poland, to the present day modern state. This expanded second edition has been revised throughout in the light of the latest research, and brings the story right up to date. A new Bibliography also features.

Villagers and Lords in Eastern Europe, 1300-1800


Author: Markus Cerman
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137265612
Category: History
Page: 176
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This new study provides an up-to-date survey of social and economic developments in early modern Eastern European rural societies. Markus Cerman revises the traditional images of mighty lords and poor, powerless 'serf peasants', discussing the theories which led to the assumption that serfdom existed throughout the region. Cerman contrasts the interpretation of a long-term backwardness with a fresh view of the legal, social and economic status of villagers, their living standards and their role in actively shaping rural communities. Featuring helpful tables, a glossary and a comprehensive bibliography, this is a stimulating reassessment for anyone studying this period and often neglected topic in European history.